Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenly.

Carrot cake is one of those desserts that I don’t make very often. But every time I do, I remember how much I love it, and wonder why I haven’t made for so long.  This time around, I opted for carrot cake cupcakes instead of cake. They were fun to serve, and even more fun to eat!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenly.

These delightful cupcakes are moist and delicous and have just the right amount of spice. Then there’s the frosting. Oh my. Brown sugar adds a rich depth of flavor that is out of this world. It was so yummy that I was tempted to eat it by the spoonful. (OK, I may have had one spoonful.) You have got to try it!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenely.

Carrot cake cupcakes are simple to make, but here are a few tips. Don’t overfill the cupcake liners. They should be about half full. The cupcakes come out pretty flat, and that is just fine. It’s easier to frost them that way!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenly.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Serves: 18 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp + ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp + ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream (light is fine)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups finely grated carrots
  • Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and oil till thick and foamy, 1-2 minutes. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and carrots and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and stir till just blended.
  3. Fill paper lined cupcake pans half full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. For frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter, and brown sugar till smooth. Let sit for 5-10 minutes till brown sugar dissolves completely. Add vanilla, salt, and enough powdered sugar to make a frosting thick enough to pipe. Use a large star tip to frost cupcakes.
Notes
This makes enough frosting to generously pipe frosting on the cupcakes. If you will be spreading it on, you can cut the recipe in half.

I hope you’ll give these cupcakes a try. They might just become a new favorite after one bite!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenly.

If you love cupcakes, here are a few more recipes you should check out:

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Butterscotch Cupcakes

Check Out My Other Recipes

___________________________

I’m dying over that Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting!! Seriously, that looks like a total dream.

Thanks for sharing with us, Kara! These look amazing.

For more delicious recipes by her, head on over to Creations by Kara!

And for more yummy recipes perfect for Easter, definitely check these out:

Easter Oreo Dirt Cake - a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with oreos, pudding, cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar that everyone will love to decorate and eat!

Easter Dirt Cake

Mint Blossoms - a chewy, soft sugar cookie rolled in sugar and topped with a Mint Meltaway candy. Its' one of our new, favorite cookie recipes!

Mint Blossoms

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

For all Easter ideas on the site go HERE.

For all Recipes go HERE.

For even more great ideas follow me on FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitterPeriscopeSnapchat.

ENJOY!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting - these moist cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and the frosting is heavenly.

Need more recipes and creative ideas? Sign up and get a FREE copy of my latest ebook!

Powered by ConvertKit
Kara | Creations by Kara
Hi! I'm Kara from Creations by Kara, and I'm addicted to creating pretty and yummy things. I love sharing home decor ideas, DIY projects, tasty recipes, and simple tips! I hope that I am inspiring all women to use their creativity to build a better life.
Kara | Creations by Kara
Kara | Creations by Kara

Latest posts by Kara | Creations by Kara (see all)

Kara | Creations by Kara
Follow me on Instagram!
contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook

Leave a Comment

*

Rate this recipe:  
CommentLuv badge

Discussion

  1. 1

    My daughter had a baby and it died today 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭so this post is making me happy

  2. 3

    I’ve been looking everywhere, I found a great blog about the carrot cake cupcakes. thanks very helpful at all. although I am male but love to make cupcakes. 🙂

  3. 5

    I really want to make these but I love pineapple tidbits in my carrot cake. Do you think I would need to do anything different if I add them to combat the extra moisture?

  4. 7

    Porque a manancial de tanto lucro das indústrias está nos demorados, caros e também doloridos tratamentos a laser, e sem expor os riscos á saúde. https://www.livesfun.com/freedom-story/item/190-the-world-s-first-armies-the-armies-of-sumer-and-akkad-3500-2200-bc?vurl2=_DOMTEST_
    o guia de remoção de tatuagem pdf recently posted..o guia de remoção de tatuagem pdfMy Profile

  5. 8

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog!
    I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed
    to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!
    Lanora recently posted..LanoraMy Profile